beschizza at June 19th, 2014 10:53 — #1
ratel at June 19th, 2014 11:24 — #2
Well hell, I wanted to read that, but the link took me to an ad, which ran for several seconds then finally offered a "Close" button. But the close button didn't do anything, and when the ad finished I wasn't forwarded to the article. I guess it's not that important, and I'll try to remember not to bother with "The Awl" links in the future.
allium at June 19th, 2014 11:59 — #3
wishlish at June 19th, 2014 13:29 — #4
The fight was in 1988, which was not in the 90s.
wearysky at June 19th, 2014 13:31 — #5
Fixed that for you
daneel at June 19th, 2014 13:33 — #6
Yep, that was Spinks' nickname...
wearysky at June 19th, 2014 13:33 — #7
AdBlockPro did a fine job of blocking that ad for me in Chrome.
boundegar at June 19th, 2014 14:14 — #8
You're just jealous because you weren't in the 90s in 1988. Tyson and I totally were.
beschizza at June 19th, 2014 15:15 — #9
90s means ninety seconds.
daneel at June 19th, 2014 15:24 — #10
At least, I was assuming that everyone else realized that.
wishlish at June 19th, 2014 15:55 — #11
...it was 91 seconds.
Oh God, I am such an ass today.
wearysky at June 19th, 2014 16:11 — #12
Actually, that is why I assumed it meant "the 90s" as well.
boundegar at June 19th, 2014 20:37 — #13
It certainly doesn't say "the 90's," does it? Henceforth I shall approach my Boing with a rather more serious eye toward punctuation.
EDIT: Holy crap! Is it possible that 1988 was actually 90 seconds before the 90's? Somebody call those guys who made Primer!
petzl at June 19th, 2014 23:44 — #14
This is just silly, after-the-fact wool-gathering. I'm not buying it. Playing Creepy Music does not equate to an Instant KO by the Creepy Music-player.
Plus, was Tyson wearing earplugs? He was susceptible to the "collateral damage" of the same music when he himself entered the arena.
Iron Mike Tyson won in 1988 because "Whatever he hits, he destroys" [with apologies to Drago].
l_mariachi at June 20th, 2014 00:20 — #15
I wonder who picked the music? It’s a little hard to believe Mike Tyson would know about Coil.
piratejenny at June 20th, 2014 01:26 — #16
Of course the first question on my mind was, "But what Coil track is that?" Because I know of Coil, but I don't really know them. It's this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6IR90tgtDI
Second question was, "How can I get hold of that for myself?" Answer: not easily, apparently. Wah.
brainspore at June 20th, 2014 01:32 — #17
That just goes to show how ahead of his time Tyson was.
catgrin at June 20th, 2014 04:11 — #18
I still have the 10" of "The Unreleased Themes for Hellraiser" by Coil
on the sleeve is this quote from Clive Barker:
The only group I've heard on disc, whose records I've taken off because they made my bowels churn.
n_d at June 20th, 2014 06:26 — #19
Wow, that does go for a fair amount nowadays. It's a great album, too - just four tracks of long, evolving, hypnotic drones. It promises to facilitate travel through time and it delivers, as you often end up one hour in the future before you know it.
There doesn't seem to be an official release still available, but I expect it's not actually that hard to get hold of if you know where to look. If you were to do something like Google "Coil Time Machines mp3" or something like that, you never know.
drij at June 20th, 2014 17:56 — #20
That's a good guess, but it's a wrong guess, unfortunately. The Time Machines album wasn't released until 19**9**8, which was significantly later than 1988.
Turns out the song is actually "Truly Dead" by Alan Silvestri from the Predator 2 soundtrack.
next page →